Q&A: How Do I Stop Being Average?

Complacent is the enemy of extraordinary.

People tend to get into a pattern of routine. Wake up. Go to work. Go home. Watch TV. Go to sleep. Before you know it, years of your life have passed with most days bleeding indistinguishably into the next.

You’re financially comfortable. You don’t hate your job (but you don’t love it either). You have your simple pleasures—favorite TV shows on Monday and Thursday nights, drinks with friends every month, cappuccino from a beloved coffee chain a few times a week.

That’s all fine. There’s nothing in your life is so desperately bad that it really needs to change. Everything’s just kind of average.

But what if average isn’t good enough for you?

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To stop being average, you have to stop settling for “just okay.”

You need to “show up” to your life. Every. Single. Day. No more driving through life on auto-pilot.

To do that, you should start developing your sense of “self-awareness.” What are you good at? What do you suck at? How can you not suck at it?

Most people will never practice this level of self-awareness. That’s because the ego is a fragile thing. We don’t like to admit to ourselves that we need to change ourselves if we want our lives to improve.

Simply by identifying your faults and planning for improvement, you’ll already be leagues ahead of most of the people around you. Now, if you actually manage to stick to that plan (and not fall back into complacency), you’ll be on the path to extraordinary.

Mike Speer Administrator
Chief Marketing Officer Michaels WIlder

Opinions are my own and not the views of my employer.

Chief Marketing Officer at Michaels Wilder and an entrepreneur since before the average person knew what that even meant, Mike has helped countless businesses build effective sales and marketing strategies. His philosophy is, “If you’re not thinking 10 years ahead, you’re already behind.” Mike’s content has appeared in Forbes Magazine, Inc. and Apple News. He has also been featured numerous times as a “Top 10 Writer” worldwide on the Q&A content site, Quora.

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Mike Speer Administrator
Chief Marketing Officer Michaels WIlder

Opinions are my own and not the views of my employer.

Chief Marketing Officer at Michaels Wilder and an entrepreneur since before the average person knew what that even meant, Mike has helped countless businesses build effective sales and marketing strategies. His philosophy is, “If you’re not thinking 10 years ahead, you’re already behind.” Mike’s content has appeared in Forbes Magazine, Inc. and Apple News. He has also been featured numerous times as a “Top 10 Writer” worldwide on the Q&A content site, Quora.

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